4. Because There Is No Such Thing as “Bad” Or “Good” Hair
I mean, come on! Good hair? Bad hair? Now, I’d seriously like to have a word with whoever came up with this utterly silly standard! Why is straight hair any better than curly or wavy hair? That’s just crazy! I personally LOVE all types of natural afro hair and, if it was me making that decision, I’d never change it. But hey, I’m not the one making decisions and neither are your neighbors, friends or relatives – it’s up to you, you and you only so take my advice and don’t do something just because somebody else thinks you should. Style your hair the way YOU want it and don’t be afraid to change it when YOU see fit because in the end of the day it’s YOUR hair! And guess what – I know a lot of girls would kill to have your hair and if anyone tells you that your hair needs fixing reply that it’s that person’s brain that needs fixing!
5. Because You’ll Feel More Free
Over-processed hair breaks very easily, needs a truckload of hair care products and doesn’t respond very well to salty or chlorinated, swimming pool water. Now, that’s my first hand experience. There is also one interesting thing I’ve read about relaxed hair and that is that sweating actually reverses the whole process, making it difficult to maintain your relaxed hairstyle while leading an active life that includes exercise and all those normal activities that cause us to sweat. Now here’s how I see it- you either have to act like you have a freaking Fabergé egg on your head and adopt a different lifestyle which presumes that you won’t be thinking about what you want but what’s good for your hair or you have to pay more and damage your hair more to keep it relaxed in spite your active lifestyle. Why trouble so much when you can just go natural and straighten your hair only once in a while?